ABERDARE CINEMA. Monday, September 8, AND DURING THE WEEK. AN ENTHRALLING AND EXCITING DRAMA TIE CLUE OF THE BIOBXN FIN6EB THE STORY OF AN INNOCENT MAN'S DESPERATE FLIGHT FOR FREEDOM. ciaylie ywi* Time and Prices as usual, CIaa.xake's 3VT smb. S REUEF GUARANTEED MONEY ill Now J EID. INSTANTANEOUS RELIEF & RAPID CURE W^P-#^& forCOLD w™e HEAD, NASAL catarrh & m. WTh W //j/Jk|*rpj Tiri\I7S jBenefrc/a/ in a//<seases affecting tAe Alasal Parra_qes I Throat I SNIFF rr UP! I TRY IT YOURSELF^ OUR GUARANTEE Sold in ABERDARE by E. E. Evans, 9 Victoria Square; E. L. Humphreys, 70 Mill Street; W. H. Jones, 3 Victoria Square Tudor Williams, 90 Gadlys Road. ABERCYNON Anthony & Co., J8 Margaret Street; W. G. Williams, 27 Margaret Street; ABERFKN: T. Thomas. DOWLAIS; R. P. Reea, 177 High Street. HIRWAIN: T. W. Reynolds, The Pharmacy. MERTSLYR: T. Francis, 148 High Street; T. Jenkins, Pontmorlais; H. M. Lloyd. 28 Victoria Street; J. Roberta, Penydarren; V. A. Wills. Victoria Street. MOUNTAIN ASH: A. M. Jones, 36 Penrhiwceiber Road W. H. Jones, 9 Oxford Street; D. Williams 78 Commercial Road. TREHARRId T. Thomas, The Square. I#/ »l! Chtntis/s IN TUBES ONLY, Price 1/1* & 2/9. I ^^o^Pcs^teJromJIakM-JtABtOLI^ Services for Sunday Next. HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church, JTjL Aberdare. Morning at 11; Even- ing at 6; Sunday School at 2 30. Rev. E. T. Evans, Pastor. GREEN ST. WESLEYAN CHAPEL. Next Sunday: Morning at 11, and evening at 6, Rev. Henry Barra- Clough, newly appointed Superintendent Minister.
Reply to Rector. THE PENDERYN FUNERAL INCIDENT. Dear Sir,—Will you permit me, through the medium of this week's issue, to reply briefly to the Rev. Ll. Jenkins' letters which have figured largely in the local press during the last few days. The details of the unfor- tunate occurrence are by this time well known to the public, and are the subject of much comment, hence 1 need not recapitulate. When called up by a press representative, I was asked if the report which appeared in the press' was correoot. I replied "Yes, substan- tially so." I still beg to adhere to that statement, and to suggest that ample corroboration is supplied by the interview with, and letter from the Rev. D. Ronald Thomas, and also the letters from the Rev. J. T. Davies, son of the deceased lady. One or two points, however, need clearing up. 1st. Was the funeral late in arriving at the lych gate? No. Who said it was? The hearse and four mourning coaches, however, arrived at the top of the hill about 10 minutes before the bearers, four in number, who walked up, leaving their single horse vehicle at the foot of the hill near the Post Office. Those who know the steep ascent will form their own opinion as to the length of time taken in walking up. Then the coffin was removed from the funeral car and tied to the bier. No one, of course, consulted his watch, and the time of delay given was approximate only. It must have been about 15 minutes. I was just a bit anxious about it, as I knew the Rector was not very pleasant to deal with if anyone caused him inconvenience. Then secondly, the Rector asks how could the Rev. R. Donald Thomas, or Mr. Collier, imagine that he was in the Church waiting when he (the Rector) had been seen in his own garden? Well, it was just like this. The Rec- tor was crossing his garden when the coachman upon the hearse saw him, and he remarked to me, "There's the Rector going into the house with a jug in his hand. I expect he has been watering the flowers." I replied, "Yes, I dare say. I hope they (tlie bearers) will come up smart, or he will be after us." I am not in the habit at funer- als of talking to the mourners, and did not mention the fact of seeing the clergyman in the garden to them or to Mr. Thomas, so his surmise was quite feasible. And now this is where my mistake came in, and no one regrets it more than myself. Need I say that I had not the slightest desire or in- tention to evade the usual custom in country churchyards, viz., that of waiting at the lych gate for the offici- ating clergyman. To be quite frank, I knew that was the usual custom. It is so at Gelligaer and Llanfabon and Ris- cfa, and other churches where I have been. Why, then, did I not upon this occasion wait for the Rector? Well, the, bell had been tolled intermittently during the period of waiting, and when we were ready to start the procession to the Church, I began to wonder at the non-appearance of the minister, and expected to see him come robed from the Church. This is, I believe, invariably the custom in country places, and not from the house. lie might easily have passed up without my seeing him, as I had been to the carriages, and to the horses in front of the hearse, and had been attending generally to my duties. A capable funeral director always goes about affairs quietly and unobtrusively, as- sisting thereby in maintaining decorum and order. It was evidently overdone upon this occasion. I might have asked if he had gone up, but I did not. Then it occurred to me that perhaps he had adopted the custom in vogue at the Aberdare Cemetery, and would meet us at the porch entrance. Then tho sexton appeared at the door, look- ing down the path, and I began to get uneasy, but still waited. The man came to the door again in about a minute, shading his eyes with his hand. I concluded that they were impatiently awaiting our arrival, and without con- sulting anyone led the way to the Church. We were received by the man at the door. I handed him the usual certificates (by the way, vergers or sextons often ask for them), and he directed us how to place the bier, and we all sat down quietly, decorous [ud reverent. May I be allowed to say (without being suspected of cant), I realized that we were in a place oi historic associations, and the spell of it held me in thrall. I am a Nonconformist by birth, train- ing, and conviction, but I never miss an opportunity afforded me to visit churches of historic interest, whether Roman, Anglican, or Nonconformist. Every such old place seems to me to be "'God's House" in a special sense, and the grounds which are set apart for the remains of the departed, God's Acre." I trust I may not be tempted to irreverence in any such place of hallowed association. Moreover, I have tried to help in the human uplift" (as many others are doing) for over 30 years, and I know full well that to ride rough-shod over the conventions and regulations at funerals is not likely to be a means to that end. I may add that every person present, male and female, are workers in various branches of the Christian Church, three of them being active and thorough-going Anglicans. Two are ministers, including the son of the deceased; two local preachers; three deacons, and the secretary and treasurer of Bethany Congregational Church, Godreaman. So much for the charge of irreverence and irregularity. Then the Rector says there were no men in charge. The plural was a mis- print. Was there no man in charge Did some stranger toll the bell of his own accord, and the same trespasser direct the placing of the bier? I don't know who the man was; in any case he was decent and well behaved. Pro- bably, he is the parish handy man, gardening and doing odd jobs at the Rectory, but there was a man appar- ently in charge. Then the scene which followed has been described by various people. A verbatim report cannot be given, as there was no reporter present. His few words of protest" (vide his letter) was an angry denunciation of the fun- eral party, and far from being dignified and "solemn" was a semi-incoherent splutter; in fact, he was too angry to realise the import of what he was say- ing, and the words at the graveside were in my opinion an attempt to create disorder, so as to divert attention from his conduct in the Church. I heard no person but the Rector speak. I could not, of course, state positively that no one in the rear of the party spoke. If they did, one would not wonder after what had occurred. But we all heard the children in the distance. Just a word as to the others who spoke in the Church. Mr Davies and myself stood together; an involuntary act. I could not help it. Mr Davies asked him to proceed, etc., the rest has been re- ported. Mr Davies's words were few but to the point, and to describe him as irreverent and obstreperous and as imagining himself in a political meet- ing airing his grevances, as the Rector does, adds insult to injury. It was the natural act of a man of feeling. Could a son remain silent whilst his mother's funeral service was being held over by the tantrums of an angry despot? It has been pointed out by the Press very clear- ly that it was the Rector who began the discussion in Church." Then as to the alleged apology. Mr. Isaac Davies said: "Mr. Rector, I think all this might have been left un- til after the service, and if we have done til after the service, and if we have done wrong we are ready to apologise." The Rector clung to this as a drowning man would to a straw. "I accept your apology," he said, "and will now pro- ceed with the service." The Rev. J. T. Davies here interjected "We do not apologise," and left the church in com- pany with the Rev. D. R. Thomas. The lessons and collects or parts of them were then read in Welsh, but many portions were almost inaudible, the "rev. gentleman" being so upset and excited. At the graveside he read in English, stumbling over many of the passages, as one might expect from ] man in that state of mind. So ended the most distressing funeral service I have ever witnessed. May I point out that it is the Rector himself who is ringing the changes upon the "Nonconformist incident." The reason is obvious. His exact words are difficult to report, but he did say "it is not the first time"; "you people are often doing this sort of
Quoits. W. Dice Davies, Trecynon, champion of Wales, who beat J. Wood, champion of England, on Thursday, by 51 points to 37, has been matched against JlJe Tovey for a gold medal and a side stake of £ 50. It will be a home-and-home contest and will be commenced at Trecynon on Monday.
PENRHIWCEIBER. ACCIDENTS. — No fewer than six persons met with accidents on Mon- day, September 1st, at Messrs Cory Bros.' local colliery. Most of them, fortunately, are not of a serious nature. THE FUNERAL of the late Mary I < Jane Parfitt, youngest child of Mr and Mrs William Parfitt, of 72 Tyrfelin Street, took place on Monday, Septem- ber 1st. at Maesyrarian Cemetery. The service was conducted by Captain Mor- gan. of the Salvation Army (Penrhiw- j ceiber Corps). The body was conveyed to the Cemetery by the Army Juniors. < The procession was headed by the Senior ] Band, conducted by Mr Jesse Jones, which rendered cc Nearer, my God, to Thee." in marching time. The deceased was buried with full Army honours. ] We sympathise with the family in their sad bereavement. INTERMENT. The mortal remains ¡ of Mr George Wheeler, of 31 Victoria Street. Miskin, were interred at Maes- yrarian Cemetery on Thursday last. The officiating minister was the Rev. D. E. Roberts, M.A., vicar. The deceased was one of the oldest inhabitants of this district, having lived here for the past 45 years. Many floral tributes were senL r.nd great sympathy is felt for the widow and children. The following were the mourners: Mrs G. Wheeler, widow: Masters G. and W. Wheeler, sons; Miss Gwladys Wheeler, daughter; Masters E. G. and D. Morgan, W. Pearce. C. Palmer, Miss Annie M. Pearce. and Miss Sylvia Palmer, grand- children; Mrs S. T. Morgan, Porth; Mrs N. and G. Pearce, Mrs M. J. and J. Palmer, Mrs M. and W. Davies, Mrs M. Day. daughters and sons-in-law; Mrs E. Butlin, London, sister; Mr and Mrs J. Wheeler. Abercynon, brother and sis- ter-in-law; Mrs J. Evans, sister-in-law: Mr B. Lewis, America, brother-in-law; ) Mr and Mrs W. Davies, Mr and Mrs W. Comley. Mr and Mrs G. Robins, bro- fliers and sisters-in-law; Mr and Mrs NV. S. Evans. Mr and Mrs N. Reseigh, Mr and Mrs G. Evans. Mr H. J. Evans, Mr D. Evans, Mr E. Evans, Miss L. Davie-, and Miss E. Evans, nieces and nephews; Mr F. Williams and Mr R. Palmer, friends. Floral tributes were sent bv: (1) Widow and children; (2) Mrs J. Evans; (3) Mrs W. Davies; (4) Mrs G. Robins; (5) Mrs S. Pearce; (6) Mrs G. Evans; (7) grandchildren; (8) Mrs Rogers (9) neighbours..
ABERAMAN. DEATH AND INTERMENT. — We regret to record the death of Mrs Eliza- beth, Ann Williams, wife of Mr John Williams. 325 Cardiff Road, which took place on Wednesday. Deceased was 42 years ot age, and leaves a husband, one daughter, and two sons. The inter- meat took place on Monday last at the Aberd<.u*e New Cemetery. The Rev. H. P..Jenkins, Saron, officiated. The appended were the mourners:—First coach. Mrs Jones, mother; Mrs Mar- j garet Ann Rees, daughter; Mrs Rachel Thomas, sister; Master Brinley Wil- I lianifc, son; Mrs Margaret Williams, Deri, sister-in-law; Miss Hilda May .Tones, niece; Miss Annie Williams,! cousin: 2nd coach, Mrs Hugh Williams, Ferndale, cousin; Misses May Palfry and Elizabeth Ann Palfry, cousins, *-Tylorstown; Mrs Thomas, Abercwmboi, aunt; Mrs Daniel Owen, Porth, cousin; 3rd coach, Mrs David Jones, cousin; Mrs Hoare, cousin; Mrs Houlson, New Tredegar, cousin; Miss Maggie Lewis, cousin; Mrs .'ones, Abercwmboi. friend; 4th coach, Mrs Howells, Mrs Jones, Mrs Cadwaladr. and Mrs Harries, friends. Following the cortege were: Messrs John Williams, husband; Wil- liam John Williams, son; Timothy Rees, son-in-law; Job Jones, David Williams, John Meredith, and Ben Thomas, bro- thers-in-law; David Thomas, Henry Thomas^ and David Palfry, uncles; John Williams, Tom Daniel, Herbert Williams, Maelgwyn Daniel, Richard David Daniel, David Charles Jones, and David Rees Williams, cousins. Great sympathy is felt for the bereaved family.
ABERDARE. PRESENTATION.—At the Prkice of Wales Hotel on Tuesday evening, Mr. Walter Warren, who has been secretary for 9 years of the local branch of the Bakers' Union, was presented by his fellow members with a gold albert and pendant. Mr. Jas. Leigh made the presentation. The chair was occupied by Mr. J. McCormack. In the course of the evening several speeches were de- livered, and songs were rendered by the following: Messrs. W. Warren, W. H. Templeman, Jas. Leigh. Joe Evans, Alf Ashman, and Sergt. Major Bugg.
ROBERTSTOWN. WEDDING. A very pretty wedding was solemnised at the Register Office, Merthyr. last Saturday morning be- tween Mr Percy Laben Neal, of Aber- aman, and Miss Edith Maria Shott, the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Shott, 14 Thomas Street, Robertstown. The bride was give i away by her father. Sho looked charming in a Cinnamon whip-cord costume. The best man was Mr William Rees, of Ynysddu, uncle to bride. The bridesmaid was Miss Katie Shott. She was attired in a brown princess robe with hat to match. The bride's aunt, Mrs Henker, of New- port, wore a beautiful old rose silk dress, with a black hat. Mrs William Rees, aunt to bride, wore a beautiful Cinnamon silk dress with hat to match. A good assortment of presents were re- ceived.
TRECYNON. SUCCESS. Miss Lizzie Thomas, Llewelyn Street, obtained a first-class diploma at the recent examination held by the Glamorgan Education Com- mittee in dressmaking.
PENRHIWCEIBER COLLIERY HAULIERS' GRIEVANCES. A general meeting of the Penrhiw- ceiber Colliery workmen was held at the Public Hall on Tuesday last, September 2nd. The meeting was specially convened to hear the hauliers grievances. It appears there was a break-down in a certain district of the colliery on the 25th of August. The hauliers in this district were ordered out about 2 p.m. by the management. It transpired at the next pay day that from the hauliers' wages had been de- ducted a quarter of a day at the rate of 7s per day. This the hauliers would not accept, so this meeting was called to enlist the support of the other grades, which was very readily granted, and a deputation sent to the management at the colliery. The reply was that the men would be paid up to the time they came up the shaft on that day, and all errors in respect of payments made would be rectified and made good to the hauliers. (Applause.) A sub-com- mittee of hauliers was then appointed to go very fully into the matter, and a meeting will be held later on.
WELSH BANDS AT CRYSTAL PALACE. There are upwards of 190 bands en- tered for the great hand contest at the Crystal Palace on the 27th inst. Nine contests have been arranged, and a new departure has been made bv the in- auguration of a class for military hands. South Wales has only one Band entered in the championship section, the 3rd Monmouth Battalion from Blaina. Blaenavon Town Band is entered in the Junior Cup section, and in the Grand Shield section appear the names of the Blaina-Lancaster, Cwmaman Public, Maesteg Town, and Trebanos Silver (Pontardawe) Bands. In the prelimin- ary Shield section are Clydach St. John's, Lewis-Merthyr, New Tredegar and Tirphil. Llanhilleth Town. and Risca Military Bands. Cardiff Mili- tary, Cardiff Post Office, Cymmer Col- liery. and Hanney's Military (Morris- ton) Bands, and the 6th Battalion Welsh Regiment (Swansea) are in the military section. In the Consolation Cup section Barry Red Cross, Briton Ferry Town, Pontypool Temperance, and Nelson Temperance are to be com- petitors.
Aberdare Cinema. "Clue of the Broken Finger" Next Week. It has been said that one may have too much of a good thing," and dis- pensing with the ethics or with the simple yea or nay of that rather trite remark, one feels inclined to doubt whether the public would ever tire of the story of Turpin and his Bonny Black Bess. The picture has evidently \struck oil, as most Aberdarians have by this time discovered. Clarke's the man brought it here, and although that is sufficient in itself to be assured that the public will get their money's worth, yet one cannot help feeling that little touch of wonderment at the house stormer" it has proved to be. There are some people who sit complacently I wedged up in their chairs o' nights, but like the no legged individual who went to vote, Clarke's the man has dragged them out of it-fetched them I from their churchwardens filled with fragrant shag from their garden hobbies and their slavery at the office, to re- read 'and once more be thrilled with the exploits of the daring Dick. Three more nights and this famous film will have to be withdrawn, and many who have visited it repeatedly during the past week will read this with regret. The man in the street, always ready to ask questions, gives a poser at this point, "What's coming next?" He's quite right and quite in order in wish- ing to know. Even Clarke's the man has to let out secrets sometimes, and although he plays his cards with that style of the manager to the manner- born, yet he dearly loves to frankly take his public into his confidence and tell what he is preparing for them, fearless of being copied in his methods and out- spoken in his announcements. Next week, commencing Monday, September 8th, will be shown The Clue of the Broken Finger." In litera- ture of recent years nothing has "caught on" like the detective story. Throughout the continent of Europe and in that small corner of it, the British Isles, over the vast States of America, the Canadian Dominion and the Southern Countries of South America, the detective and his prey hold sway. Once more Mr Clarke gets there, once more he touches that vibrating chord of human nature so responsive to the touch amd making all akin. It is the story of an innocent man, who makes a desperate flight for freedom. The old adage of the man who cannot touch pitch with- out some of it sticking is truly borne out. A man, named Williams, an ex- convict, finds himself involved in diffi- culties shortly after his release from prison. He finds an apparently mur- dered woman in an unoccupied house, and the situation naturally is one of ex- treme difficulty for a newly-released con- vict to be in, and he eventually takes refuge with his sister, a most beautiful woman. A reward is offered for Wil- liams, and all the methods known to the modern detective world are employed to bring him to boot. One situation de- picts him fleeing over a roof 80 feet from the ground, eventually eluding the guardian of the law by taking to the lift shaft. Most thrilling is his escape on the roof of an express train travelling at 40 miles per hour, and a struggle on the footplate of the locomotive. He is thrown from the engine and is run over by the pursuing train but miraculously escapes. This exciting film depicts with faith- fulness how an innocent man places his life in jeopardy for the sake of sweet liberty. It also shows the most up-to- date methods employed by the police in tracing criminals, and should be seen by everyone. Lovers of Conan Doyle, Lecocq, and Zouvaine will find a glorious field of adventure open to them. Many other dramas of almost equally thrilling styles, comedy pic- tures and the topics of the day will also be shown. Clarke's the Man's Matinee for Children on Saturday as usual.
NO TEA LIKE -f 9 Quaker' Tea r r ,h- BY ALL GROCERS.
MOUNTAIN ASH. MOURNING SUITS in a few hours at Tom Davies and Son, the practical tailors, Pryce Street. PROVIDENCE. Last Sunday the Rev. Anthony J. Lewis administered the communion for the last time as pastor of Providence, prior to his de- parture for Devonshire. NEWS OF MOUNT BOYS. Com- munications have been received from Arthur, Coopey and Sidney Payne, who recently left this country for New Zealand. Both have found employ- ment and are doing well. IF YOU CAN'T BE FIRST don't be last. Mac's sale still on. Don't be in at the death, come in for some of the real live bargains. McGregor's Toggery Shops, Oxford Street and Commercial Street. DUFFRYN STREET. The pulpit of the above chapel was occupied last Sunday in the absence of the pastor by Mr Emlyn Jones, a student. The con- gregations were delighted with his elo- quent addressses. OVER THE SEA. On Friday last Miss Maggie Daniels, daughter of Air ind Mrs Daniels, 99 Wodland Street, left the town for Liverpool en route for the United States, where she is going to live at Carbondale with her sister. She sailed on the Mauretania last Saturday. PARISH CHURCH. Holy Com- munion was celebrated at 8 o'clock in St. Margaret's Church last Sunday morning. Matins and Holy Litany were sung at 11 o'clock, the Rev. T. J. Mor- gan intoning. The Te Deum was sung to Russell, and the Benedictus to Trout- beck. Evensong was conducted by the Rev. Aeron Davies. The Magnificat was sung to Barnby and the Nunc Dimittis to Monk. YOU DON'T WANT a magnifying glass to see the bargains at Mac's sale. Real honest reductions in tailoring and outfitting. McGregor's Outfitting Shops, Oxford Street and Commercial Street. PRESENTATION. Last Sunday at Bryn Seion Welsh Wesleyan Chapel Mr A. C. Pearce, wife of the respected pastor, who is leaving for another cir- cuit, was presented with a beautiful Bible and inscribed marker. FUNERAL. The interment of the mortal remains of Mr John Bramwell, 23 Commercial Street, took place in Maesyrarian Cemetery last Thursday afternoon. The deceased was an old inhabitant of the town, and was 57 years of age. He had been employed by the local council for 30 years. The officiating minister was the Rev. Aeron Davies. The chief mourners were: Mr Edwin Bramwell. brother; Mr W. H. Bramwell, Mr J. T. Bramwell, Aber- aman; Mr J. Jones, brother-in-law. Floral tributes were received from Mr and Mrs Bramwell, Commercial Street, and Miss Elizabeth Owen. INTERMENT. The funeral of Mrs Martha Weston, wife of Mr David Weston, took place on August 18th in Caegarw Cemetery. The deceased was 40 years of age, and a faithful mem- ber of Mount Pisgah Chapel. The officiating minister was the Rev. David Howell. The chief mourners were: The husband; Mr and Mrs Stephen Gwyther, Cresswell Quay, Pem.: Mr and Mrs Wil- liam Gwythdr and Reggie; Mr and Mrs Charles Linking and Ivy; Mr and Mrs John Davies. Mr J. W. Griffiths, Aber- dare; Mrs Rees. Abercwmboi; Mrs David Lewis, Miskin. Floral tributes were received from Mr David Weston and the members of Mount Pisgah Chapel. WEDDING. A very pretty wedding took place at Soar Chapel last Monday morning. The chief parties were Miss Sophia Adams, third daughter of Mr and Mrs Adams, Harcourt Road, and Mr William Williams, son of Mr Daniel Williams, Duffryn Street. The bride looked very pretty in a navy costume with plum colour hat trimmed with white lace. The bridesmaid was Miss Ada Williams, sister of the bridegroom, and Mr Philip Adams, brother of the bride, undertook the dual duties of best man and giving the bride away. The officiating minister was the Rev. W. Davies. The following were entertained to breakfast:—Mr and Mrs Wat kins, Mr and Mrs Serum, Aberdare; Mrs Wil- liams, Mrs Harris, Mr and Mrs Philip Adams, Miss Evans, Cwmbach, and Idwal and Griffith Adams. The happy pair left immediately afterwards on their honeymoon trip. HAGGAR'S CINEMA. Some very sensational and startling subjects will be on view at this popular house next week. The Snake Dancer" is an Oriental drama in three parts, and is full of sensation. It deals with life in the Far East, and is sure to find favour. Another very fine subject is Captain Starlight," a thrilling story of the Australian Bushrangers. These fine pictures have been booked exclusively for Haggar's Cinema, and readers would be well advised to see them for them- selves. The continuous show system has proved a great boon to the numer- ous' patrons of this house, as there is absolutely no waiting now, the pictures being on the screen from 6.30 until 11 p.m.
PENRHIWCEIBER. MINING SUCCESSES. — The follow- ing students were successful at the re- cent lower examination of the Board of Education in mining:—Messrs Joseph Moore, Thomas Henry Perrott, W. G. House, and Gomer Evans. They are pupils of Mr R. W. Erasmus. SUCCESSES. The following were successful in passing the senior exam- ination of the Central Welsh Board:- Misses Edith Davies, Catherine Mary Davies, Hannah James, and Mr Wil- liam Idris Thomas.
YNYSYBWL. FUNERAL. The funeral of the late Mr Vincent Main, son of Mr and Mrs Levi Main, 36 Crawshay Street, took place at the Ynysybwl Cemetery on Thursday, the 28th ult. The Rev. D. Richards, Glyn Street English C.M., officiated. The deceased leaves a young widow and baby. A PUBLIC MEETING was held at Robertstown Square on Friday evening last, when Mr W. W. Craik, vice- principal of the Central Labour College, ex-student of Ruskin College, and the editor of "Plebs," addressed the meet- ing on The need of education in the working class movement." The speaker advocated the claims of the above college, and also the formation of correspondence classes. At the close of the address questions were invited, and replied to by the speaker. The meeting was presided over by Mr Arthur Cook, Porth. NOTICES. The 14 days' notices against non-unionists expire at the Lady Windsor Colliery on Saturday next. It is understood that a great number have not yet joined the Miners' Federa- tion. SUCCESS. Miss Blodwen Jones, Emlyn House, has obtained a first- class certificate at a recent examination in scientific dressmaking under the Glamorgan County Council. WEDDING. A very quiet wedding took place at St. David's Presbyterian Church, Pontypridd, on Thursday last, the contracting parties being Mr John Charles, son of Mr J. Charles, under- manager of the Great Western Colliery, Pontypridd, and Miss Lizzie Harris, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs John Harris, Llechfaen Farm, Ynysybwl. The bridegroom was attended by Mr Evan Harris, brother of bride, and the bride by Miss Agnes Morgan. The Rev. Michael Williams, Cilfynydd. officiated. The bride was attired in a navy blue costume with hat to match, and the bridesmaid in a saxe blue costume. The honeymoon is being spent in London.
n_ RECEIVING ORDER. Walter Lamnan, 12 Dean Street, Aberdare, and carrying on business at Duffrvn Street, Mountain Ash, and 76 Penrhiwceiber Road, coach-builder and butcher.
MOUNTAIN ASH POLICE COURT. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th. Before Colonel Morgan Morgan (chair- man). Major F. N. Gray, and Captain Gwilyni A. Evans. EJECTMENT. Mr Morley Tanner, on behalf of the Penrhiwceiber Cottage Co., aplied for an ejectment order against Charles Grin- ter, 4 Milbourne Terrace, Tyntetown.— Granted. WARRANT FOR PENRHIWCEIBER SECRETARY. Mr Herbert George, Mountain Ash, applied for a warrant for the arrest of John Quinn, secretary of the Penrhiw- ceiber Conservative Club. Mr Magor, on behalf of the trustees of the club, gave information alleging wrongful use of the monies of the In- stitute. j TRANSFER OF LICENSE. Mr Wayne Morgan, Pontypridd, ap- plied for the temporary transfer of the license of the Bruce Arms Hotel, Moun- tain Ash, from Gabriel Jones to Daniel I Philip Jones.-Granted. "I AM A WELSHMAN." J Thomas Owen, was charged at the in- stance of a constable with being drunk and disorderly in Commercial Street. Col. Morgan asked him if he had anything to say, and P.S. Ryan repeated the words in his ear. The defendant waved his hands, and said. H Cymro wyf fi" (H I am a Welsh- man"). Col. Morgan (in Welsh): What have you to say? Defendant (in Welsh): This is the very first time I have been in such a place as this. Col. Morgan: It is a great pity that you have started coming here. Defendant: Yes, indeed. Col. Morgan: Pay 10s and costs, and don't come here again. DRUNKS. John Beechinor, in Oxford Street; Jas. Harris, in Penrhiwcoiber Road; Patrick Delane;)-; Thomas Williams, in Cardiff a", and George Thornley, 10s and costs each. MILK CART UN-NAMED. Gwilym Williams, Dover St., Moun- tain Ash, was summoned for not having his name on his milk cart and can. Superintendent Rees proved the case. He took a sample of the milk and had it analysed. It was, however, quite genuine. Defendant said he was not aware he was committing any offence. He had « borrowed the cart, and had written his name on it in chalk. The Bench said this was the first case of the kind in the district, and imposed a fine of Is. and costs. UNATTENDED. I i For leaving a horse and cart unat- tended in Penrhiwceiber, Abe Corkland was ordered to pay 10s. and costs. "LANGUAGE DISGRACEFUL." Mary Cashman and Mary Isabella Williams, of Newtown, were charged with using indecent language in Car- j diff Road, Newtown. P.C. Davies stated he saw the defend- ant on Saturday night quarrelling and using filthy language. Caroline Lock, married woman, gave evidence for Mrs. Williams. It was Mrs. Cashman who used the bad language. Col. Morgan: The language you used was most disgraceful, and must be put a stop to. You will be fined 10s. and costs each. ONE LIGHT. i » James Williams, Troedyrhiw, had to pay 5s. and costs for driving a horse and cart in Penrhiwceiber Road with only one light. CONSTABLE ASSAULTED BY A WOMAN. Grace Thomas, Penrhiwceiber, was summoned for assaulting P.C. Russ. P.C. Russ said that on Friday, July 25th, he went to defendant's house to arrest her husband on a commitment order. P.C. Roberts went in through the front door and witness went through the back. Defendant's hus- band rushed out of the house and ran up a lane. Witness followed and caught him. While attempting to handcuff him defendant came up and struck him (witness) on the leg with a stone. P.C. Roberts and -witness pro- ceeded to take Thomas into custody, and they were followed all the way by defendant, who threw stones at them. P.C. Roberts corroborated. Defendant said her husband had been treated very violently by the constable. She had a stone in her hand, but she did not throw it. The Bench told her that she had done a very wrong thing, but the fine this time would only be 10s. and costs.
Haggar's Cinema, Mountain Ash. MONDAY NEXT, SEPTEMBER 8. Two of the Finest Pictures you have ever seen, entitled- The Snake Dancer (over 2,000 feet long). Capt. Starlight Great Drama of the Australian Bush. EXCLUSIVE FOR HAGGAR'S. DON'T MISS THEM. Continuous Performance each Night (except Saturday), 6.30 to 11 p.m. MAKE A NOTE OF THIS. SPORTS ? A GRAND Professional Athletic Sports will be held at MOUNTAIN ASH, on Monday, Sept. 8th, under the auspices of the Mountain Ash R.F.C. EVENTS| 100 yards Boys' Handicap, Prizes 15/6 100 yards Novice do. „ 70/* i 100 yards Open do. 220/. 220 yards Open do. go/- 100 yards Footballer Hand'p „ 30/- J Champion Tug-of-War 140/. The Mountain Ash Hibernian Band will be in attendance, and there will be Dancing on the Green. For Entry Forms, etc., apply- D. A. Davies, Austin Street, Mt. Ash, or D. Horgan, Knight Street, Mt. Ash. Tenders invited for supply of Refreshments I at the above Sports.
thing" "I will have the rule ob- ,erA-ed." The word Nonconformist was used twice at least, and I may say here that there was no collusion between parties who gave their evidence to in- terviewers, or wrote letters. Yet we are all agreed (vide press) as to the implied reflection upon Nonconformity. It was unfortunate for many reasons that this was done, but personally this 1episotle has in it no religious, ecclesias- tical, or political significance. I am j pimply expressing my own opinion. I -Who cares what the Rev. LI. Jenkins I thinks or says about any national ques- tlOn:' He is scarcely known outside his immediate local circle, and is not r, I taken seriously within. Most local people are cognisant of his little vagar- ies and idiosyncrasies. He really does not count in any matters of national or ecclesiastical import. He represents a gradually disappearing class, who are not all found in the church, or in the ministry of any communion. A few survive among the laity-bumptious and autocratic to a degree. In their own little kingdom they rule supreme. I am monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute." 'I Well-meaning people some of them, I and conscientious, but they are an "un- desired survival." If such are to in- j fluence society at all, they must accept | the inevitable in the form of the changed and still changing social order. Autocracy may survive, but it must be benevolent and paternal, never con- spicuously aggressive. This man, ac- customed to ride the high horse, mounted it once too often, with disas- trous results all round, as no man "liveth unto himself." We, the funeral party, were practi- cally called "liars" in the press by the Rector of Penderyn, and as such his words would carry weight. We ask our friends to judge for themselves where the truth probably lies. Regretting the inadvertence on my part, trivial as it IN-as, I still maintain that the Rev. LI. Jenkins was the sole cause of the scene which followed, and he ought to tender a public apology for his conduct to the relatives of the deceased.—Yours respectfully, WILLIAM COLLIER. Aberaman.